Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. (Psalm 121:4)
The Israelites thought God had abandoned them beside the Red Sea. They were wrong.
Naomi thought God had abandoned her and Ruth. She was wrong.
Elijah thought that God had left him alone. He was wrong.
Darius thought Daniel’s God had not come through for him. He was wrong.
Jonah thought God would not get him to Nineveh. He was wrong.
The two Emmaus disciples thought Jesus was dead and gone. They were wrong.
Or on the other side of the coin…
The people who heard Noah thought his preaching about God was hogwash. It wasn’t.
Lot’s son-in-law’s thought his warnings of God’s judgment were nonsense. They weren’t.
Achan thought nobody was watching. Somebody was.
Saul thought nobody was capable of facing Goliath. He was wrong.
Sennacherib thought he could blaspheme and no God would respond. Not so.
Nebuchadnezzar figured his oven was too hot for God to save the three friends. It wasn’t.
If we are looking around right now and saying, “Where in the world is God? It doesn’t look like He’s doing anything.”
WE ARE WRONG.
(Exodus 14; Ruth 3; 1 Kings 19; Daniel 6; Jonah 2; Luke 24; Genesis 7; Genesis 19; Joshua 7; 1 Samuel 17; 2 Chronicles 32; Daniel 3)